'Grey's Anatomy's' Eric Dane 'Reports Back to Work Next Week' After Rehab Stint

Grey’s Anatomy  star  Eric Dane  is reaching the end of a 30-day stay at The Hills Treament Center in Los Angeles for what's described as a preventative measure from an addiction to prescribed pain medication. "Eric Dane voluntarily checked himself into a treatment facility to help him get off of pain medication that he was prescribed for a sports injury that he suffered over the recent hiatus,” Dane’s  rep tells in a statement. Read More...

Title of the Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Premiere Revealed!

Shonda Rhimes, you tease! The Grey’s Anatomy producer tweeted a pic of the first Season 8 script this afternoon, July 15, and it’s more than just a boring snap of a stack of paper — the title of the premiere is on the first page!

What Were Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey Discussing on Their Dinner Date?

Despite the fact that both Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) and Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) are happily married, each with broods of adorable babies, they enjoyed a dinner date together in Los Angeles this week — just after Shonda Rhimes had tweeted that she hopes the pair stay on Grey's Anatomy past Season 8.Now, the on-screen couple are friends outside of work, but might they have been discussing whether or not to stay on the show together? Or what they would do if one of them received...

Grey's Anatomy: NOT Ending After Season Eight

Will the upcoming eighth season be Grey's Anatomy's swan song? Not by a mile, Shonda Rhimes says, and we imagine ABC concurs. Speculation of Ellen Pompeo and/or Patrick Dempsey's departure has run rampant this summer, but that's only because the original cast members' contracts are up. After next spring, the original cast will be free agents, so to speak. All of them could leave, all could sign new deals or some could fall into each camp. But creator Rhimes says Grey's Anatomy as a whole will go on beyond May 2012:

New Intern Cast on Grey's Anatomy

Production on Season 8 of Grey's Anatomy begins tomorrow, and new developments are taking shape left and right. The latest casting news? That the medical drama will be bringing on a new intern, and not one of those know-it-all, can-do types. According to TV Line, the rookie (a male) seems over his head immediately. Meanwhile, Alex will be in a heap of new trouble when Grey's Anatomy returns in the fall. Not just with Meredith, either. Alex Karev is very much persona non grata after snitching on Meredith for her unethical decision to mess with the Alzheimer's trial.

Grey's Anatomy Casts Bevy of Minor Roles

Numerous sources report that a bevy of minor roles have been cast for the eighth season premiere of Grey's Anatomy, a two-hour episode slated to air September 22. While the people may not be major players, some of the information here may shed light on some of the plot points in the upcoming installment of the medical drama. Take a look at the casting descriptions here and see what you think:

Patrick Dempsey Has a Deep Emotional Attachment to Ellen Pompeo

Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) and Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) have gazed into one another's eyes, collapsed into one another's arms, and shot the steamiest of bedroom scenes  countless times on Grey's Anatomy. After all that on-screen action, Patrick says it's hard not to fall for his co-star just a little bit. Relax, Chris Ivery: It's not a romantic connection the co-stars share, but more a deeply emotional one. "Ellen and I really have gone through a seven-year relationship," Patrick...

Chyler Leigh Speaks on Grey's Anatomy Future

During a recent red carpet appearance, Chyler Leigh spoke about Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo potentially leaving Grey's Anatomy after this season. No one wants that to happen, but if nothing else, the original cast will have one last great run this year, and Chyler - who joined the cast in Season Four and is still under contract for several more years - is ready to carry the Grey mantle if needed. She's also got a cute new hairstyle! Check it out after the jump:

Patrick Dempsey Tells David Letterman Not to Worry About His Grey's Anatomy Departure

Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) stopped by The Late Show With David Letterman to promote his new action flick, Transformers 3. Amidst tales of director Michael Bay's unparalleled fits of rage arose the topic of Patrick's potential departure from Grey's Anatomy. He explained that when he said he was "pretty much done," he meant only that his contract was up, not that he was done with the series, and told David that he was simply waiting to hear whether or not ABC would renew his contract."Should...

Chyler Leigh Dishes on Potential Grey's Anatomy Cast Exits

Although the potential loss of Grey's Anatomy's original cast members would probably mean an upgrade to title character for Chyler Leigh (Lexie Grey), the actress isn't rooting for anyone to go home. In fact, she told The Huffington Post that she hopes everyone from the original cast renews their contracts, which expire after next season: "I love the people that I work with and that doesn't always happen in this business."With the Season 8 premiere date announced, the cast is growing increasingly...